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Everything you Need to Know about the Microsoft E3 2016 Press Conference

E3 2016 continued today with Day 0 of the conference. There were a ton of powerhouse company’s scheduled for today with Microsoft kicking it off.

Below we summarized what they presented during their press conference.

Xbox One S

  • Slimmer, Sleeker (40% Smaller) 2 TB HDD, Integrated PSU
  • 4k video playback
  • New Controller, Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Starting from – $299
  • August 2016

Gears of War 4

  • Xbox PlayAnywhere – Play on Xbox One and PC
  • Horde Mode
  • Releases – October 11th 2016
  • Gears of War themed Elite Controller

Killer Instinct

  • New character – Raam (From Gears of War)

Forza 3 Horizon

  • Releases – September 27th, 2016

Recore

  • Xbox One and PC
  • Release date – September 18th, 2016

Final Fantasy XV

  • Release date – September 18th

Division Underground DLC

  • Releases first on Xbox One – June 28th

Battlefield 1

  • Xbox One or EA Access play it first on October 13th

New Xbox Live Features

  • Background Music
  • Preferred Language
  • Cortana on Xbox One
  • Clubs – Create Communities
  • Looking for Group – Find Players Easier
  • Arena – Tournament Platform – Discover, Register or Compete including competitions from Publishers
  • EA Sports titles coming to Arena TBD
  • New features release this fall

Minecraft

  • Friendly Update – Dedicated Server on Xbox Live (Share your worlds with friends)
  • Realms – Play with Friends on Any Devices
  • Available today, June 13th, 2016
  • Texture Packs available on devices
  • Add-ons coming this Fall

New Xbox Controller

  • Customization (Design Lab)

Inside

  • From Limbo developers
  • Releases June 29th
  • Limbo is free on Xbox One

We Happy Few

  • July 26th

CD Projekt Red

  • Gwent Card game
  • Crossplay PC / Console
  • Single Player Campaign
  • Register for the Beta
  • Beta releases September, 2016

Bandai Namco

  • Tekken 7 releases early 2017
  • Tekken Tag 2 free for Xbox Live Gold members

Dead Rising 4

  • Releases Holiday, 2016

Microsoft Studios

  • Scalebound – releases 2017

Sea of Thieves

State of Decay 2

  • Releases 2017

Halo Wars 2

  • Releases February 21st, 2017
  • Week long beta on Xbox One Starting Today

Xbox Project Scorpio

  • Releases Holiday 2017

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